CAP Partner Bertha Masuda shares with NACD Online what companies planning for an initial public offering (IPO) need to do to prepare their executive compensation programs for the transition to being a public company.

As competition intensifies for attracting and retaining diverse and talented directors, private companies are reviewing the plan design and pay levels of their director compensation programs to compete for talent with their publicly traded peers. Partner Susan Schroeder shares four best practices in designing and implementing a new director compensation program: determine the primary objectives of the program, conduct internal and external assessments, decide which pay components to adopt, and calculate total cost of director pay program.

Partners Susan Schroeder and Bertha Masuda and Analyst Courtney Halle discuss the private company board’s responsibility to understand and communicate executive compensation policies and practices to company stakeholders. We identify seven key questions for directors to ask.

Partners Kelly Malafis and Eric Hosken moderate a virtual roundtable and poll attendees on adjustments to 2020 annual incentive plans and performance plans in the banking industry.

Partner Melissa Burek and Senior Associate Michael Bonner highlight annual incentive plan changes that have arisen as companies continue to grapple with the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19.

Partner Matt Vnuk discusses the alignment of pay and performance in the era of COVID-19 and what boards should consider when adjusting in-flight performance plans.

Partners Bertha Masuda and Margaret Engel explain the implications of COVID-19 on employee related actions taken by companies, ranging from executive pay reductions to increasing wages for service employees.